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    Beatles Rock 'N' Roll Music RIAA Gold Record Award. When Capitol Records released this compilation album in 1976, nostalgia for the 1950s was high. The label's attempt to ride the wave with the Beatles was reflected in the album title, song selection (including early Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, and Little Richard covers) and the design concept, which included images of Marilyn Monroe, a 1957 Chevy, and a title done as if in neon lights. The Beatles were critical of the artwork, with Ringo complaining to Rolling Stone magazine: "It made us look cheap, and we never were cheap." However, the music on the record was certainly terrific and the album shot to Number 2 on the charts, with "Got To Get You Into My Life" going to Number 7 on the singles chart. This RIAA certified award is a great display piece, presented to Bruce Wendell (a senior Capitol executive at the time) to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the album. In overall Very Good condition, with some scuffs to the plexiglass, a small spot of discoloration to the presentation plaque, and small scratches and marks to the gold colored wooden frame, which measures approximately 21" x 17".

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